DealZone

The afternoon deal: A Neuberger Berman IPO?

June 9, 2010

AgBank and its IPO price guessing game coupled with an exclusive interview with Neuberger Berman President Joseph Amato are the highlights of the day.

*  Even as Neuberger Berman celebrates its first year as a private and independent firm, the money manager’s executives are moving toward an initial public offering. Reuters

AgBank is getting closer to nailing down the size of its IPO. See Reuters profile of the bank’s chairman here.  Reuters

* Take a look at Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman’s dealmaking abilities. WSJ

* Spanish bank Santander shrugged off concerns over a debt crisis at home with the buyout of its Mexican division. Analysts said the deal was no surprise and strategically smart. Reuters

*  Healthcare IT company Allscripts plans to buy rival Eclipsys in a $1.3 billion deal. The deal better positions the company to win access to $30 billion of federal funds for the adoption of electronic healthcare records. Reuters

*  Survey: “Global investors support U.S. legislation that would raise capital requirements for banks and strengthen consumer financial protection, even as they oppose the so-called Volcker Rule to ban proprietary trading by financial institutions…” Bloomberg

*  Not much has changed since the start of the financial crisis with the pay packages at financial companies. The NYT has done a story on this and Reuters added to it with comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

*  Here’s a visual analysis of the upcoming Chicago Board of Exchange IPO. IPO Candy

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